Eurasian Serenity

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With Tadao Ando’s Vitra Campus conference pavilion gleaming in the mind, deeper research reveals that Zen architecture has become something entirely different than Zenshūyo (Zen) – the Japanese Buddhist style derived from Chinese Song Dynasty architecture. Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA) makes this clear in an interview about
the Teshima museum: “There must be some relationship between our architecture and Zen, but actually I don’t know how they relate”.
The following selection exemplifies this dichotomy.

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